[arch-general] 4k sector drives

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Wed Apr 21 09:40:59 CEST 2010

Am 21.04.2010 09:34, schrieb Jan de Groot:
> On Tue, 2010-04-20 at 20:52 -0400, Caleb Cushing wrote:
>> has anyone installed arch on one of these drives? thinking about
>> buying a pair and running them mirrored... but not sure if everything
>> will be working optimal. note: since I'll have to migrate off an
>> existing drive I can use the tools installed on that to partition it
>> first. Is there anything I should know first?
> You will have to align partitions on a 4K boundary, performance will be
> miserable without that. I think parted is the best tool to do
> partitioning in this case, as parted supports aligning.

I think the very very latest util-linux-ng will have fdisk/cfdisk
that'll handle it just fine.

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 262 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-general/attachments/20100421/9a7efc5e/attachment.bin>

More information about the arch-general mailing list